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Posted December 03, 2014 - 09:07 AM

I have a Bolens HT-23, and I absolutely love it! :love:  BUT, one thing I don't like is on how wide it steers, is there something wrong with my GT or are they all like this???.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 10:01 AM

'Tis the nature of the beast.

 

The Bolens Large Frames aren't exactly noted for turning on a dime and giving you $0.09 in change  :D :D :D


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 12:24 PM

I just picked up my first large frame, a HT23 also, and I was shocked at how wide of a turning radius it had.  I am like you, it seemed like it was being restricted by something.  Other than that, they sure are neat machines.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 01:05 PM

Ok, I'm glad it's just not me, maybe someday I will convert it to power steering and make it turn a little sharper.

Thanks for the info



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Posted December 03, 2014 - 05:34 PM

I have PS on my 1886 forklift, and I can't see that it helps the turning radius.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 07:10 PM

Not Bolens, but had a Horse D series and THEY also don't turn. Mine had "turning brakes" an option you could get, but were only good in dirt or slippery surface. I Hated that, took awhile to back and forth and turn around if in tight spot. Sold it last summer.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 08:28 PM

This is the first thing I noticed about the Bush Hog when I got it home. It does not turn very tight. The Cub turns tighter. This is one thing that would affect sales of mowers.



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Posted December 03, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Well, ya gotta remember that those weren't made for small yards.

 

They were more of a commercial/estate tractor similar to today's sub-compacts.


Edited by OldBuzzard, December 03, 2014 - 10:03 PM.





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